29 Nov's BOT Meeting

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#1 Dec 1, 2012
What happened abt JL and WR at the meeting Thursday night?
Sharon Nugent

Rogers, AR

#2 Dec 1, 2012
After executive session statement was made by mayor that he felt that with the importance of the sewer projects going on he thought JL should be spending his 40 hrs a week doing that job with the exception of when he is acting as clerk/treasurer. He made a motion to remove JL as a reserve officer. Motion passed. He also has to switch off with LH for week end hrs at the plant so that there is no weekly OT for that dept....unless there are emergencies to handle.

I guess my mind isn't zeroed in on who you mean by WR. Anthony Freeman was on agenda to be reprimanded or removed as volunteer fireman but no action was taken on it.

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#3 Dec 1, 2012
Sharon Nugent wrote:
After executive session statement was made by mayor that he felt that with the importance of the sewer projects going on he thought JL should be spending his 40 hrs a week doing that job with the exception of when he is acting as clerk/treasurer. He made a motion to remove JL as a reserve officer. Motion passed. He also has to switch off with LH for week end hrs at the plant so that there is no weekly OT for that dept....unless there are emergencies to handle. I guess my mind isn't zeroed in on who you mean by WR. Anthony Freeman was on agenda to be reprimanded or removed as volunteer fireman but no action was taken on it.
My next question is who put AF on the agenda to be reprimanded? Since WR is the Chief of that department I assume he had to have been who asked for that agenda item.

I would be shocked to the marrow if Gaylon had allowed anything to have been done to his nephew so I won't bother asking why AF wasn't reprimanded - but I will say "gossip from the campfire" says AF has a very jealous, vindictive streak going and some how managed to cost someone their full time job - any truth to that rumor?

As to JL - since Gaylon was griping (on Topix) in the past, about the number of hats JL was wearing, I suspect I can guess why and what happened to his job. That said, I'd still be interested in knowing the exact whys of firing him without cause. & IF there was a cause, I'd be interested in knowing the whys.

All above is IMHOO & my 2 cents

Since: Mar 11

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#4 Dec 1, 2012
He wasn't even on the agenda to be fired... It's a bunch of BS AGAIN by waddles and crew...
Disgusted

Fayetteville, AR

#5 Dec 2, 2012
This was a lame excuse by JM & GF to carry out personel vendetta's against JL. From what I have witnessed at several meetings, JL has reported numerous times on the progress, work, and meetings concerning the sewer project. Know fact that Jerl Mitchell wants to get even on some things and JL is one of those. He has made that statement very plain. GF has been after him also. I heard Police Chief new nothing about taking JL off the reserve officer position. Jewel Clark helped them pull this off. The 3 of them are a joke. There was no cause at all.

From what I understand, JM nor GF talked to the Fire Chief about the incident involving the firemen. Of course, it involved GF's nephew so he didn't want to know the truth.

When are the people of this town going to ever wake up and do something about these 3 before they completely ruin this town. They are well on their way.

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#6 Dec 2, 2012
Waddles and GF have already cost the town 100K+ by carrying out personal agendas, It just proves they are not on the board to make the town better.

Since: Aug 10

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#7 Dec 2, 2012
Responding to posts #5 & #6:

First off, Auria said Waddles - LMAO!! hehehehe :)

Next up - don't we have an Election coming up in April 2013? Now is the time to start trying to get unregistered voters to register - and registered voters to the poll.

I think we all know RR lost by 2 votes and the overall count was less than 500 votes.

We are facing voter apathy and it isn't going to change unless an organized effort is put forth.

As to JL - there was a time I believed he wore too many hats. But over a period of time I realized that there wasn't anyone else some of those hats would fit very well. He has done a good job and I think he deserved more loyalty than what he got.

IMHOO

& my 2 cents
Sally DeSelms

Fayetteville, AR

#8 Dec 3, 2012
"Disgusted" do you have any ideas of how we can get them off the board? This has been brought up over and over and with no solution.

Since: Mar 11

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#9 Dec 3, 2012
You have got to get a group of people that are willing to beat the street and show the residents exactly how much the 3 stooges have cost this town. They need to be removed and investigated for possible criminal actions.

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#10 Dec 9, 2012
Auria wrote:
You have got to get a group of people that are willing to beat the street and show the residents exactly how much the 3 stooges have cost this town. They need to be removed and investigated for possible criminal actions.
I am thinking a more positive approach would work.

Complaining about who is in office hasn't helped a bit, approaching this with a positive presentation possibly could. Instead of campaigning on what is wrong with those in Office (& yes I know there IS a LOT), whoever runs might try campaigning on why they would do a better job.

I still believe we need to try and get more people interested in what is happening in Pocola, interested enough to register to vote, then get out and cast a ballot. Less than 25% of eligible voters bother to vote and that includes other elections besides the BOT - unless and until we get past voter apathy things are likely to get much worse before they get any better.

my 2 cents
Sharon Nugent

Springdale, AR

#11 Dec 9, 2012
I agree with you Amusing. However I've watched Pocola politics long enough to know that regardless of who is in office and regardless of how qualified they are and/or how much good they are doing there will always be the naysayers and troublemakers.

Getting people registered and out to vote is a good step in at least getting a good representation of what kind of government the majority want.

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